GeoServer User Manual

GeoServer is an open source software server written in Java that allows users to share and edit geospatial data. Designed for interoperability, it publishes data from any major spatial data source using open standards.

This User Manual is a comprehensive guide to all aspects of using GeoServer. Whether you are a novice or a veteran user of this software, we hope that this documentation will be a helpful reference.

Introduction
Learn about GeoServer.
Installation
Install GeoServer for your platform.
Getting started
Tutorials to help you get started with GeoServer.
Web administration interface
Navigate the GeoServer graphical interface.
Data management
Load and publish data from a variety of sources.
Styling
Styling and visualization for published layers in GeoServer.
Services
OGC services, the primary method of publishing data in GeoServer.
Filtering
Filter your requests and responses to increase efficiency.
Server configuration
Configuration options for GeoServer administrators.
GeoServer data directory
Settings and configuration files for GeoServer.
Running in a production environment
Best practices for using GeoServer.
REST
Interact programmatically with GeoServer without using the graphical interface.
Security
Secure and restrict access to data and services.
GeoWebCache
Accelerate your GeoServer with tile caching.
Extensions
Add extra functionality to GeoServer with extensions.
Community modules
Add cutting-edge functionality to GeoServer with community modules.
Tutorials
Other tips and tricks for getting the most out of your GeoServer instance.